Groups and Workshops

Attending groups and workshops can provide a unique environment to learn about ourselves, empowering us to develop and grow. In addition being part of a group or attending a workshop can offer an invaluable sense of support, community and belonging.

Homa therapists run ongoing groups and workshops on a variety of topics.

Exploring our relationship with food and our bodies

We live in a world which is not kind, respectful or empowering towards women’s* bodies. As a result, we learn to hunger for the elusive, perfect body and the ideal diet. This dream shapes our entire lives; the way we eat, the way we dress, the way we move, our self esteem and mental health, our relationships, our jobs, our leisure time. We can put so much of our lives on hold.

It doesn’t have to be this way…

This is a group for women who are willing to be in a supportive, gently challenging and committed fortnightly group to explore and better understand their relationship with food and their bodies. Therefore, each session we will dive deep into the truths that we hide from others and maybe even from ourselves in our every day lives. We will unpick our relationship with food in detail, with curiosity and compassion, to better understand ourselves and the challenges we deal with every day.

If you struggle with your eating. If you overeat (binge, think about food all the time, use food as a treat, comfort, punishment, drug…), throw up, starve yourself, overdo it all the time, live in an eternal cycle of good and bad days, all or nothing… This group is for you.

Being part of this group means committing to two terms of fortnightly sessions, and above all you will be saying yes to playing with new possibilities, experimenting and taking action yourself in between sessions.

The group meets fortnightly on Wednesday evenings at the Homa Therapy Practice and is limited to 6 participants.

* The group is open to anyone who identifies and lives as a woman.

Time: 7 – 9pm
Cost: £100 per month (there are no sessions in April and August)

For dates and more information, contact Sophie

BEING A MAN*

A Men’s Group with Ben Gold

  • Who am I?
  • What do I want?
  • How do I want to be in the world?
  • What does it mean to be a man in today’s world?
  • What does masculinity mean to me?
  • What’s my role as man in relationships?
  • What does it mean to create and hold boundaries?
  • How do others see me?
  • How do I impact the people I interact with?
  • What does it mean to trust?
  • How do I make decisions?
  • Am I good enough?

If you are interested in exploring and engaging in these questions, this group is for you. Above all, this is an ongoing group for men who are committed to experiencing, developing and expressing themselves.

Participation in this kind of group reflects how we make and maintain relationships, whilst also building the trust necessary to reveal and explore our individual struggles, qualities, wishes and aspirations. We work with a variety of issues and themes which develop from the requirements and ideas of the participants and the group leader.

Some frequently recurring themes are confidence, sex and sexuality, masculinity, body image, family relationships, social anxiety, fear, eating, anger, asking for what we want, money, critical voices, depression and patterns of behaviour.

The group is supportive, gently challenging and often fun. We meet ten full days each year and the group is limited to 8 men

Dates for 2022/2023

We will meet at Homa on Sundays from 10am – 4.30pm

AUTUMN TERM 2022

11th September
16th October
13th November
11th December

Fees £440

WINTER TERM 2023

22nd January
26th February
26th March

Fees £330

SUMMER TERM 2023

7th May
18th June
9th July

Fees £330

* This group is open to anyone who identifies and lives as a man.

An Ongoing Parenting Group with Ben Gold

Parenting is probably the most challenging job we do in our lives, a job for which there is no training other than our apprenticeship in our family of origin. This parenting group offers the opportunity to explore and enhance our relationship with our children, to deepen our connection to their wisdom and uniqueness and to affirm and develop the skills which we have as parents.

Above all, being part of this ongoing parenting group will empower you to be the parent that you want to be, by giving you tools and drawing on all the skills you already have, to raise confident, self-motivated and cooperative children and to be a confident and loving parent.

In addition there will be  time to check in and talk about the things you are finding challenging about being a parent, to bring your questions, worries and frustrations as well as your celebrations. On the full days we will explore different aspects of parenting through practical exercises and activities.

As parents it can be so helpful to have a place where we share our experiences of parenting without fear of being judged or criticised. The group is supportive, gently challenging and often fun.

Regular themes include:
  • Setting and holding boundaries
  • Managing differences in parenting styles
  • Helping your children express their feelings
  • Raising confident young people
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Being a step parent
  • Communicating with teenagers
  • What to do when you’ve been triggered
  • How not to turn into our parents

The group is limited to six people. Each term, we will meet virtually for 5 evening Zoom sessions from 7- 8.30pm and one day in person on a Saturday from 10.30am – 4.30pm.

Dates for Autumn Term 2022
Full Day – Saturday 17th September 2022
5 Tuesday Zoom sessions: 27 September, 11th October, 8th & 22nd November, 6th December

Dates for Winter Term 2023
Full Day – Saturday 4th March 2023
5 Tuesday Zoom sessions: 10th & 24th January, 7th & 21st February, 21st March

Dates for Summer Term 2023
Full Day – Saturday 8th July 2023
5 Tuesday Zoom sessions: 2nd & 23rd May, 6th & 20th June, 18th July
Fees: £285 per term

An Ongoing Women’s Group With Sophie Boss

Who am I?

  • What do I want?
  • How do I want to be in the world?
  • Can I be happy and comfortable in relationships?
  • What does it mean to create and hold boundaries?
  • How do others see me?
  • What impact do I have on the people I interact with?
  • Can I trust myself and others?
  • How do I make decisions?
  • Am I good enough?

If you are interested in exploring and engaging in these questions, this group is for you.

This is an ongoing group for women who are committed to experiencing, developing and expressing themselves.

Participation in this kind of group reflects how we make and maintain relationships, whilst also building the trust necessary to reveal and explore our individual struggles, qualities, wishes and aspirations. We work with a variety of issues and themes which develop from the requirements and ideas of the participants and the group leader.

Some frequently recurring themes are; confidence, sex and sexuality, body image, family relationships, social anxiety, fear, eating, anger, asking for what we want, money, critical voices, depression and patterns of behaviour.

The group is supportive, gently challenging and often fun. We meet nine full days each year and the group is limited to 8 women.

* This group is open to anyone who identifies and lives as a woman.

Dates & fees for 2022
We meet on 10 Sundays from 10am-4.30pm at the Homa Therapy Practice.

AUTUMN TERM 2022
11th September, 16th October, 13th November & 11th December
Fees £440

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL
To join the waiting list Please contact Sophie

Death Cafe with Sophie Boss and Ben Gold

Date: Saturday 12th November, 2022 Time: 4 – 6pm

This is a FREE not for profit workshop

At a Death Cafe we gather to eat cake, drink tea or coffee and discuss death. Above all, our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

A Death Cafe has no agenda, objectives or themes. Therefore it is an opportunity for discussion rather than grief support or counselling.

If you are curious about death or maybe scared of dying or of losing the people you love. Perhaps you would like to explore how you feel and what your beliefs are about what happens after we die. Maybe you have experienced the death of someone you were close to or have been impacted by someone dying. If you want to talk about your own death, even if it feels scary or strange, join us for an afternoon of talking about death and dying, held by two experienced psychotherapists.

To find out more about Death Cafes visit – Death Cafe

There will be a maximum of 14 participants.

To reserve your place or if you would like to know more, please email Sophie or call Ben on 07957 254629.